Topoisomerase II – DNA’s Natural Detangler
DNA is sophisticated. That means that there’s more opportunity for something to go wrong! If you DNA was all knotted up, then you’d be in trouble, but a little enzyme known as Topoisomerase II steps in. How does it work, and what are the implications? Dr. Joe Deweese earned his P.h.D. in Biochemistry from Vanderbilt University and in 2009, began teaching biochemistry and pharmacology at the Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy. His specialty is in DNA Topoisomerases – a fascinating field of research that will leave you in awe of God’s design.
In Topoisomerase II – DNA’s Natural Detangler you will learn that:
“Without Topoisomerase activity, you have no way to alleviate the topological strains, so there is going to be no way to survive. there is no way to replicate your DNA, no way to transcribe your DNA. you have to have this function very early on.” – Joe Deweese